Mafia crime boss Francesco 'Franky Boy' Cali shot dead in New York

Mafia crime boss Francesco 'Franky Boy' Cali shot dead in New York

Witnesses to the crime said the killers reportedly ran over Cali's body with a blue pickup truck after he was shot to make sure he was dead, according to the police, as The Daily Beast reported. No immediate arrests were made.

Cali had been considered a unifying figure in the years after then-Gambino boss John Gotti, "Dapper Don", was convicted of murder and racketeering in 1992 and sent to prison for life, CNN affiliate WPIX reported.

The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was gunned down outside his home, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, the custom-tailored tabloid regular John Gotti.

The body of former mob boss John Gotti is carried from Papavero Funeral Home in the Queens borough of NY 15 June 2002.

Cali reportedly became the Gambino godfather in 2015 and is said to have brought a new crop of Italians to NY straight from Sicily.

"There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing", police said.

His murder is the first of a NY mob boss since Paul Castellano was famously assassinated at Sparks Steakhouse in 1985. The cases resulted in long prison terms for their bosses - Gotti included - and encouraged their successors to keep a lower profile.

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Paul Castellano also owned a home there.

Cali's wife and children were home at the time of the shooting.

The Gambino operation is said to be one of the five historic Italian-US mafia families in NY.

Castellano was killed on Gotti's orders, in what was seen to be a major break from Mafia protocol, which forbade the unsanctioned murder of a family head.

The Gambino Family was once among the most powerful criminal organizations in the US, but federal prosecutions in the 1980s and 1990s sent its top leaders to prison and diminished its reach. He died at the Duke University Medical Center last Thursday. In October, reputed Bonanno associate Sylvester Zottola was fatally shot while waiting for a cup of coffee at a McDonald's drive-thru in the Bronx. "He's not breathing!" the witness told the Daily News.

Cali, who served on the family's ruling panel for several years, was elevated to acting boss in 2015, replacing then 68-year-old Domenico Cefalu.

One man collapsed in front of the home crying: 'Papa!

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